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quick, what happens next? no good. he's gone. >> well, the question is did they have to pay taxes on those benefits? >> i wants to know what happens next, oversight committees. don't know anything about it. >> eamon is gone. get hell him another time. another dramatic day on wall street. that was before some big news came out on microsoft and ibm earnings and google. ibm got killed in the after market, by the way. we're going to check all the key market news for you just ahead. i'm telling you right now, the girl back at home would absolutely not have taken a zip line in the jungle. i'm really glad that girl stayed at home. vo: expedia helps 30 million travelers a month find what they're looking for. one traveler at a time. expedia. find yours. >>> welcome back to "the kudlow report" with larry kudlow along with sue her rare ark. the latest in the boston marathon terror bomb investigation. less than to you hours ago the fbi released pictures of two men described as dangerous suspects in the case. they are asking for the public's help in identifying. >> taking a look at images. the
why banks are rolling in dough. but first, bill moller joins us with a taxing hangover. what you need to know about next year's taxes is coming up after the break. not only are there new income tax laws that affect those forms you hopefully filed on time this year, there are new estate tax laws that will affect your estate planning. steven peck is an estate planning attorney. who would worry about this? i thought estate planning was just for the super rich. - almost everyone needs to be worried about estate planning, even if you are not over the tax limit - very few people actually are over the tax limit nowadays with the new exemption of $5.25 million. but, other people could be subject to it in the future. - there are aspects of estate planning that do affect a lot of people. for example, gift taxes. - right. the gift tax exemption was raised to the same level as the estate tax: the same $5.25 million. it was supposed to go down to a million, so this is a good opportunity for people to take advantage of this, because with the new budget proposal, there is a good chance they could lo
of that smile. airport delays, the president will not divert spending cuts to nonessentials, won't do it. tax refunds to people who didn't pay a dime in the first place. the irs overpaid to the tune of 13 billion dollars. 6 million free cell phones for the poor, not enough. the administration wants to extend the program to high speed internet. and the internet sales tax passes the senate. so, you, sit on the tarmac, game the tax system and get your free internet and let's find something else to tax. "varney & company" about to begin. > >> any politician gets 70 million votes is larger than you and me as much as i hate to admit. it look at the winning smile and trusting eyes and i made myself vital, after 22 years in congress, i can smell which way the wind is blowing. stuart: kevin spacey, we show you that clip why "house of cards" a hit show only showing on netflix and that's why the stock will soar from the opening bell. look at it up nearly 25% pre-market and offered a month free with "house of cards" as the bait and people liked it, big jump in subscribers, almost as many pay for netflix
growth, whether it was through tax cuts and other inners and supply side reforms, would you cut them some slack on that or not? >> we would -- we think there's fairly limited room for significant fiscal stimulus that would place public debt on, you know, steeper gradient in terms of its rise. right from the beginning of the process, we recognized the government can use their balance sheet and fiscal measures to offset the decline in private sector demand. so some measures which allow for an easing of the levels of deficit reduction and the pace of that is perfectly consistent with the current rating that we now have on the uk. but can the uk go on a major fiscal stimulus exercise? we don't really think there's much room for maneuver in terms of them to do that in terms of a ratings perspective. >> what happens if they -- they could go on a big tax cutting program and that got rates going. this is more about growth, isn't it, right now, because growth is a way to generate the revenue to bring down the deficit. >> yeah. but that's evident that if you do tax cuts, that you'll get more revenu
president of the czech republic when we come back. welcnew york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business >>> welcome back to the program. here is a look at how stock res trading, to the up side. we are seeing increases throughout the trading session. yesterday was a different story. we started out okay and rapidly sold off. germany in particular was weak. eegan jones did dowde country to an a from an a plus. the xetra dax today after shedding better than 2% yesterday, which is a huge move for this index, rebounding by about 0.4%. small gains seen elsewhere, the ftse mib in italy up about 0.6%. keeping an eye on the presidential election process. that is currently under way. here is a look at the bond sp
sense. the president's strategy is he wants the taxes increased. we are not willing to do that. these big cities, chicago, atlanta, those airports will feel the impact economically. people around the country will be weighing in. we looking at legislation to push this issue. there is 47,000 employees. there are 15,000 controllers. also, when you look at what they are and, waterloo, iowa, it is treated the same way as chicago. this does not make sense. lori: you are exactly right. i meant to say looking for a tax increase. here is the dead -- devils advocate. it will actually lay off workers >> that for morale. this is bad for the safety. the airline industry, whether it is cargo or passengers, contributes a trillion dollars to the economy. this is very bad. again, they have the authority to be flexible. if the economy continues to move, the safety is intact. lori: they may postpone these for those 30 days. do you think that is a viable solution? >> they have that flexibility. they think they will get us back to the table to have an increased tax on the american people. that will
to president obama's budget and take a look at this statistic. 86% of tax increases will fall on people making $200,000 a year or more in 2015. this according to the new study by the tax policy center. what to make of this? joining us is the senior political analyst for the washington examiner. michael, good to see you. i'm more interested in the fact that earners nearly every income level will bear some sort of tax increase in this which flies in the face behalf president obama promised years ago. >> when president obama was running for his first term, he said he wasn't going to raise taxes on ordinary people. that's actually been violated in a number of ways, including in the obama care law and early increase in the cigarette tax that tends to hit down scale people more often than it hits upscale people. but in the second term, he's putting in his budget these proposals to change, as i understand it, the c.p.i. that means that your bracket increases will go into effect earlier. people will be thrust into higher tax brackets and so-called buffett tax which amounts to a sort of revival of the
ago. finally tonight, just a friendly reminder, it is tax day. a new study from a group called the national taxpayer advocate using confidential tax data for being most likely to fudge on their returns. some of the hot bed areas, los angeles, san francisco, houston, atlanta and washington, d.c. and some of the top small businesses that raise red flags are construction companies, real estate rental firms because they tend to write off so much. so, there's so much going on there, that we have to keep an eye on those tax cheats. >> first, you got to file your taxes. >> and hurry up. you've got until midnight. thanks for watching. >> i'm bill griffin. have a great evening. we'll see you tomorrow.
, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com >>> there was a car jacking that took place, as well, in cambridge involving a mercedes suv. that car was ultimately discovered here in watertown and is pursued by the watertown police department. the pursuit went into a residential neighborhood not far from here where there was an exchange of gunfire between watertown police, nbta police officer and is two suspects in this suv. during the course of that pursuit, several explosive devices were discharged from the car at the police officers. in the exchange of the gunfire, we believe that one of the suspects was struck and ultimately taken into custody. a second suspect was able to flee he from that c
showed surprising resilience dealing with the payroll tax cut exploration and with the first quarter spending close to what it was fourth quarter. so not a real hit and a decline in gasoline prices will give a consumer and nice boost in to the second quarter summer driving season. even in the short term to avoid getting overly pessimistic. connell: thank you very much dagen: she is trying to get us excited about gas that is $3.51 nationwide. [laughter] the frantic search for survivors has a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant levels homes and businesses across a small texas town. connell: carnival invest hundreds of millions of upgrades but now another one of the ships briefly losing power at sea, believe it or not. now look at the price of oil today below $87. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, the
to buy more than 1,000 u.s. dollars worth of gold you have to provide your income tax number. india say major buyer of gold. it is discouraging unaccounted for money moving into gold. i think with regards to commodities, there's a lot of uncertainty about chinese economic growth. if you look at steel production, cement production, it's barely growing in china. residential construction starts last year were down 11%. so i think there's a fundamental issue with commodities. they probably moved lower. there are assets much more interesting than commodities. >> mark, if this is a situation where as you suspect this is someone got in trouble, what happens to prices from here. >> well, if we go back down again and we have a big increase in margin calls again and then money has to be raised in the equity markets to offset losses in gold, then you're going to go down somewhere under you're going to rely on the margin. and cme released yesterday. >> anybody who says that deflation is once again on the table may have nothing to do with that whatsoever. >> i think you're right. i think someone or
, by the way, talk of an online sales tax. harry reid is suggesting there's a vote on an online sales tax next week. ebay's way down on that. it's own growth forecast as well as the interpret sales tax possibility. ibay's down three bucks, what do you have to add on that? >> i have to add the european story that the chief financial officer of ebay saying the european economy is weaker, weaker british pounds to dense paypal results. put that together, it's a loser. >> it is, big stock, big drop. thanks nicole. to hoyer, the to littization of the boston bombing linking them to the sequester cuts. here's a question a fox news producer asked mr. hoyer. i'm quoting directly. do you think this can help to make an argument to turn off the sequester? here's the congressman's response, well, i think there are compelling arguments to not have turned on the sequester and multiple reasons for investing in our security and don't pursue across the board irrational cutting priorities and buy the same percentage. i think this is another proof of that. if proof is needed, which i don't think, frankly, it is. t
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a pre-tax profit margin of 17. %, she said she would revisit those goals for the pretax profit margins for that unit in mid year once, again, the final acquisition or the last leg of that brokerage unit has been completed. the year over year decline in fixed income commodities and currency trading was down 42%. she said it was due to the very strong first quarter of 2012. that was due to some hejs that had helped put on for its clients. however, she did note on a quarter over quarter basis trading was up. retail activity among the brokerage clients was strong in january and february. it did taper off a little bit in march on concerns about some of the issues we saw. cyprus the big run-up in the market, et cetera. april got off to a slightly stronger start as well. she said ceo confidence when it comes to m and a, she said right now ceos are looking out to the second half of the year. there is concerns about the profit outlook there and that's holding them back a little bit. debt and equity underwriting remain strong. >> thank you, mary. a lot of information you had from that conversati
the figures look like. w new york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com >>> welcome back to cnbc. disappointing figures out of germany keep market gains in check with investorers concerned about weaker than expected data in china. a mixed set of numbers in europe with kpm disappointing, but more positive earnings from escona. apple is getting set to report much anticipated results around noon. analysts get set for a shrink for the first time in aek did aid. >> your data alert out of britain, that compare bes a 15.5 billion establishment and $16.7 billion a year ago. as britain's finances come more and more into focus, the question then becomes what these levels will continue to look lik
new york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com >>> on budget and on time, rio tinto says it's on track to expand iron ore output to 390 million tons this year under its $90 million project. the company is making good progress in its cost cutting drive, coping with the sharp fall in commodity demand. shares are higher this morning 1.74%. i want to get a thought here from martin hennecke. martin, what do you do with iron ore here despite the declines we've seen across the board for the commodity complex? >> it's a great time to manipulate because it has been monolithic growth on those metals and you see the physical buyers really moving in very strongly, for example, in china ther
going forward. noticing that the effective tax rate that google's reporting is actually 8%. that compares with 18%, both last quarter and in the same quarter a year ago. so you've got to wonder how much that low tax rate affected their profitability and eps in that quarter. >> indeed. all right, thank you, all. an important earnings report period just now and wouldn't you know, it's the fast food company that is the only one that beat on the top line, of all three. and it's up 7.5% right now. thank you. >>> coming up, just three days of the tax deadline comes news of a b involving current and former irsit uil you hea wh they did, michelle. >> oh, i'll be shocked. >>> also, we're going to speak exclusively to bb&t ceo about his company's earnings and his bank's trouble with stress tests. >> that and much more coming up on the "closing bell." you are watching cnbc, first in business worldwide. we went out and asked people a simple question: how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who'
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is not growing and getting a little weaker with the higher taxes, but, you know, and i also like netflix. i like amazon. i like sales force. i like companies that they actually are creating demand because they're new leading edge products. yes they have a very high p-e. so does sales force. so does amazon. but they're generate, they at tracking new revenues from new businesses that didn't exist before. netflix is a great example. david: one. hits against apple right now, which you are recommending. and this is to michael. they haven't come out with a new product line. they have been sort of revising some old models. does that concern you? are you still for apple even though the new products don't seem to be anywhere to be seen? >> i would agree with you, in the past couple quarters we haven't seen anything compelling coming out. but i think that is going to change. i think we heard a lot about an i-watch. i think we heard about itv. we heard about a new ipad coming out. we'll get something not a complete makeover but a new iphone. i believe the product seitel will -- cycle will get much better n
being we need more taxes. this whole cutback thing is bogus. after sequestration, the faa will have 5% more money than they did five years ago and will handle about 8% fewer flights. so these cutbacks, it's political. it's not functional. >> 5% more money than five years ago. 8% fewer flights. mike, listen, again, ant ek totally, i agree with you. but how would the faa or tsa or whoever it is execute that plan? they can't send out an e-mail, right, move more slowly than you normally do because that will get out into the hands of the media. how would you accomplish something like that? >> you lay people off or you do what homeland security did, you just cutback on overtime and the people, why do i have to work so hard? this whole thing is orchestrated by the administration. we don't have to lay these controls off, on the tsa side -- there's no waste at the tsa. we all know that. the reality of the whole thing is this is something to make it hard as possible. it's going to hurt commute percent? i have been to an airport recently where there are more tsa workers than they were people get
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at $400 a share. it's got more than $100 net cash even after paying taxes, so you're paying $3,000, any earnings down 25% from what's expected. he put a ten p-e on that and this is a very cheap stock unless you believe that earnings will decline every year from here on out. that's ahead of the case and we're not buying ahead of it because we like the position that we have, you know, but we think it's an exceptionally cheap stock at this level. >> it will be one of the most-watched numbers of the quarter. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> switching gears, they were grossly negligent in the lead up to the brokerage firm's collapse. kayla tausche has more on this story which she's been following from its earlier days. >> it seems like it's been forever, david. we're getting a 61-page lawsuit from the bankruptcy court in manhattan. it takes aim at john corzine and the coo and cfo breaching fiduciary duty as it entered a downward spiral in 2011. it seeks an unspecified amount in damages. trustees won approval for a liquidation plan. in a statement, trustee louis freeh says attempts at med med
have a worry about the consumer and tax refunds will start coming now. credit conditions support employment and certainly consumer staples look very expensive. >> what about utilities up 19% so far this year? utilities are up 16% and health care up 19%. is your money safe in there? will they continue to hold up? >> we've been overweight utilities so i'm not going to be too uncomfortable with that and that's improvement with natural gas prices and in health care it's been very much about dividends and that we saw reimbursement rates that were supposed to be cut recallier this year, and i think it's too late to be on the healthcare bandwagon. >> sectors like materials which have not been with the rally and do you think some of the underperforming sectors will catch up? >> we are worried about materials still and we have to be careful in the u.s., chemicals are 20% metals and mining and look at the s&p 500 materials sector. europe is a big problem for chemical companies and even though they have shale gas as a feed stock, the problem is 20%, 25% of their business is probably going t
it and forget it >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. the story i'm falling out of washington. tax-free shopping on the internet could be over under a bill making its way through the senate. the bill would require online retailer to collect data local taxes for purchases made over the internet. the sales taxes would be sent to the state where the shopper lives. >> under current law, states can only record store to collect sales taxes if the store has a physical presence in the state. as a result, many on-line cells essentially tax-free. even though you are supposed to declare those items on your state tax returns and pay the sales tax. very few americans do. the senate voted 74 to 20 as today to take up the bill. with the level of support, the senate to pass the bill as early as this week. >> >> we will take a break is 511 back with more in a moment. when we come back we will the full text of forecast. here's a look at san jose. the ride on 101 looking okay. temperatures outsider pretty good. 54 in san jose looking for near a [ male announcer ] fact: the 100% electric nissan leaf..
the internet. and that's sort of a characteristic of a lot of the al-qaeda tax, where they really shoot for media amplification of these kinds of things. >> i guess what i'm asking, i know it's a difficult question, as probably unanswerable at this point. is it possible, in your judgment, from your experience, and your studies, that only one person did this? >> possible, but not so likely. >> mr. lighter, can you answer that one too? >> i'd say absolutely possible. >> absolutely possible. gentlemen, thank you very much. michael lighter, james forest, we appreciate it. and reminder to our viewers, we are monitoring the situation in boston. we'll break in with any significant break-in news throughout the program. but up next, we're going to switch gears a little bit. i say plunging gold is a good signal for the economy. just as it was in the '80s and the '90s. & there is no end of the world scenario out there. but my friend peter schiff disagrees. he's going to make his case ahead. don't forget, folks, free market capitalism always the best path to prosperity. i think that might include a
, microsoft, and ibm, coming up in a little bit. stay tuned. welcnew york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com how do traders using technical analysis streamline their process? at fidelity, we do it by merging two tools into one. combining your customized charts with leading-edge analysis tools from recognia so you can quickly spot key trends and possible entry and exit points. we like this idea so much that we've applied for a patent. i'm colin beck of fidelity investments. our integrated technical analysis is one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now get 200 free trades when you open an account. >>> another day in the red has the major averages o
. >> yeah, it has, which is good because that may counteract the effects of the payroll tax high. what about gold? let's check the commodities like gold, the ten-year. down about 7%. 7 bucks to $1414. there's been a bit of a move in sort of the euro. we want to keep an eye on that. there's your currency chart here in the ten-year treasury note. we talk about home sales. you always want to watch the ten-year treasury note. the yield right now is at 1 o.66. in corporate news this morning, japan says final permission to resume flights on boeing's dreamliner, it may come as early as thursday. that's earlier than expected. yesterday, boeing's engineers began install b reinforced lithium ion batteries on all nippon airways jets. some investment banks that have been looking to sell businesses with liquid assets in order to appease regulators and bolster balance sheets. credit suisse cited the rule last summer as a reason for exploring that sale. also, a u.s. trade panel has ruled apple didn't violate a google patent to make the iphone. if it had been found guilty, the tech giant's popular devices c
of the sequester, right? the republicans don't want to raise taxes. they want to raise the debt ceiling but as part of that conversation was about raising taxes. they want smaller government which means unsafe government. let's replace amtrak with my son on a skateboard. >> why not. >> it is unstable. he's high when he's using it and it turns over when you don't want it to. >> john: rick perry wants to talk to you right now. it is true. we're looking at a difference between big government and good government. do people really take government for granted because the guys in government keep their jobs by demonizing their jobs. when it comes to something like this -- >> it will bite them in the tail. all of the guys who voted against the raise the debt ceiling and affected the air traffic right now, they gotta go home to family who is affected by this. they're going to say what did you do? did you do this? they're going to learn the lesson. >> take a plane to get home. >> you're right harrison. something we're blaming on obama as well. they raised the debt ceiling multiple times for reagan, multiple t
: that underestimate the effect of the tax hikes? >> no doubt about it. we have been underweight a negative on the home building and consumer discretionary dough mess i canly levered sectors for a couple reasons. one we thought the market was underestimating the tax effect as you alluded to. the second piece was the market was understilting the fact that the mortgage credit channel remains impaired. you see that in bank earnings this week. all the disappointment on the banking side has come on the mortgage channel. david: why bank of america got hit so hard. >> bank of america, jpmorgan, wells fargo. in essence this is a function of freddie and fannie as well as the fha still mispricing mortgage credit risk. and, there are still being unresolved issues in the banking system about capital requirements for basal 3 and bank uncertainty. david: what about what we still have. you advise getting into bond-like stocks . what do you mean by that? >> well, in essence we've had this outperformance of the more defensive sectors but it is not so much that they're defensive. we're talking about stable cash flows, s
of jobs were expanded. >>> 7:47. ebay may be on the losing end of a battle over internet sales tax. the online retailer wants customers to tell federal lawmakers they oppose a to collect sales tax on internet purchases. ebay says the sales tax would hurt small businesses. but the u.s. senate overwhelmingly agreed to start debating the idea. online retailers are exempt with less than $1 million a year. >>> nevada is accused of dumping psychiatric patients in california to save money. pam cook is in our newsroom with the alarming accusations and what the city of san francisco is doing about it. >> well, a nevada state mental hospital is accused of putting psychiatric patients on greyhound buss headed for california -- buses headed for california. it doesn't stop there. the hospital in las vegas loaded up 1500 patients on buses and sent them out of state. now dennis herrera is demanding answers. >> it's very disconcerting when i think about these individuals given one-way passes on buses, no meds, food or drink. >> herrera is asking the allegations to be looked into. he says if the al
caused more issues. it may be the sequester or the payroll tax, and it is always something. first quarter strong. bond yields will go way up and then -- >> no m & a. i can't break the cycle. it's not my job. 18 straight months of re numbers in europe. there are car sales down 15, 16, our car sales 15 million, okay? their housing starts and did they start any housing there? are we not -- >> we are a different place. >> what about we've had some pretty crumby data. we've had an explosion in boston. we've had cyprus and the vix is still at 14. converge extries to argue that the market's on am bi18 and it can't feel what's going on in the world right now. >> i thought it was seroquil. there is the market that just says kimberly is going to report, and i think kimberly is going to be decent and its stock's at par and then there's caterpillar they made their bed with china. china has not been able to stimulate. 25% of china's exports go to europe. there's no room in europe unless china sets up the buy program of all of the things they make in china and then destroys them in the 1930s in our cou
. it lets bmw avoid painful 100% tax that india imposes on if finished cars into the country. that's latest from the fox business network, giving you the power to prosper david: well apple's stock fell to a 1-year low today as word came of delays in production of new products including the iphone 5 s and mini ipad ii. one of those reports about delays came from jeffries and company managing director peter misek. he came from apple's asian manufacturing centers. peter, joins us on the phone. peter, what do you think of the market reaction. do you think they overreacted to the your report? >> i don't think it was our report that drove it alone. our report came out yesterday and market digested it easily. i think it had a lot to do with confirmation that there was a slowdown in production. cirrus logic report worse than expected and guided down materially versus street expectations. we had industry publications out of asia talking about declines in ipad mini production of 20 to 30%. all triangulating on the same data which there is slowdown in apple's production. david: peter, you were actuall
,000. taxes, $5800. three bedroom, two and a half bath. 1700 square feet, built in 1980. tell me more. >> yes. that's in the exciting penthouse square pens landing area just off society hill. that is a move up buyer or possibly two working professionals who plan on having a family shortly. it has a garage. fantastic master suite with a roof deck, city view, river view. a great area for joggers and bikers. there are restaurants. >> and it has a garage. that makes it very valuable in that area. now to our power house of the week. the kwint sential home. the list price 1 million $850,000. taxes just under $11,000. five bedrooms, 3.5 baths. historic property. built in 1794. >> when you think of philadelphia, this is philadelphia. pine floors. moldings. restored to perfection. 19 feet wide. fantastic garden. this is a corporate relo. a suburban person who raised their family and moving in with maybe older children. this is six fireplaces. it's exactly what philadelphia represents. >> are you seeing some bidding wars on some of the houses? >> we're seeing a tremendous amount of bidding wars primari
. you've heard that the first quarter was tough. probably payroll tax impacted more than anything else. and small business is -- and big business for that matter is totally the flux with the obama care act and what it all means. and business is looking at part-time, that you've got to keep people under 30 hours. they don't want to employ more than 50 people. and nobody really knows how this thing is going to work. now, as far as the japanese yen, every major manufacturer in the world has made a strategic decision to produce where they sell. no manufacturer can deal with the volatility in exchange rates. and if you look at where the japanese are today compared to 10, 20 years ago, there is no comparison with let's say 80% produced in north america. so the exchange rate has been dramatically reduced as a factor in our business. and at the moment, i don't see any impact. >> okay, mike, $42. we've been friends a long time. you couldn't tell me at four bucks that that was something i should -- actually, we're not allowed to do it, anyway, but you couldn't have mentioned that back in 2008 or
talk to in the medical device field is worried about the affordable care act, the tax on medical device makers. how significant is that in your view? >> i think there's a couple ways. first of all, the fact that more patients are going to get access we think is a good thing. it's unacceptable that patients are either uninsured or underinsure. tax, yes, it has an impact. we've got to make sure it's done in a responsible and reasonable way. overall we're convinced that it's going to continue to be about innovation, about strong customer partnerships. and really when you think about now, our medical device business, particularly our orthopedics business, our size and scale, the growth opportunities here and very much so in emerging markets. so, for example, all surgery is really just about trauma surgery in emerging markets. it's not as planned. as a result what we're seeing is significantly better growth rates in some of those places. >> i love that emerging markets part of the story. because you just look at the growth numbers and you figure out what the story is. but are you going to ha
to you? >> well, i mean, so much for disgruntled tax filers irresponsible for your will attack. you know, this opens a single to all sorts of investigations. right now obviously there is a major effort not just ride on the ground in the immediate boston regional area, but now you are looking at the jets' new head, you're looking at the extent to which this was deployed from the outside. and to the extent to which there are supports or a support structure internally your that allow for this attack to take place. connell: two brothers are less to be a part of this, one that was killed and the other that is said to be 19 years old and still at large. you mentioned their background, the fact that there are originally from chechnya. they came here, we think, in 2002 and three, some are in an area. is it possible that they just acted alone? working together as brothers? is it more likely from your experience of the years that they did have some support from the outside, or read my be. >> you know, is suspect gillette to let this point, but if i had to put my chest down on a table i was a it wa
higher taxes and the cuts. beige book quotes some firms in some districts quoted higher gasoline prices and expiration of payroll tax cut and winter weather as factors constraining sales and. numerous districts reported uncertainty or weakness in certain military and defense related sectors. tracy: peter barnes, thank you very much. payroll tax, gas two things affect my wallet. adam: they're looking backwards. you have oil below $88 a barrel. tracy: i haven't felt that. adam: hopefully we'll feel it soon. tracy: we have stocks selling off, down about 19 points. the vix also known as the wall street fear index is soaring. let's head down to nicole petallides on the floor of the exchange. the vix will tell you what will happen 30 days from now, right? it is a gauge of the future. that means we're nervous about the future. >> that's exactly right. what it does it takes into account the volatility and fear in the market over the 30 days ahead for the s&p 500. that's exactly what we're seeing here today. we're seeing it at a level of 1 d. it was up over 24% earlier today. we're certainly see
the last couple of months. >> there are good articles in the papers today about how the tax receipts were better than expected so far, and the money back out for your refund, much lower than expected and that could be a dollar issue. i know family dollar flagged that, and the ceo of pvh came on "mad money" and said, it was 20 degrees too cold so we had the -- all of the stores had the wrong merchandise and they had the so-called cruisewear. it was obviously a multi-factor issue and it was not just one thing that says target was bad. walmart was not bad and a very good note. costco, and i'm -- i thought that was interesting. surrounded by costco and walmart. you know those cultures are not weather cultures. >> yeah. ubs initiates with a buy on those two and a neutral on target, but someone pointed out the sales trend on target, jim, from the past four quarters has gone from 5-3, 2-9, .4 and now they're looking flat. >> they're not a jc penney beneficiary and walmart is not very renewed in its tenacious way to take on target and underneath the dollar generals. i know people don't associate
, tax day. >> no. >> it would have brought the militia idea, tax day, something people were hoping for. >> it gives rise to patriots day. they move it around to have it on a monday. this is america's fight for freedom. this is not just a regular marathon somewhere in the u.s. >>> ambassador woolsy, we want to thank you for your time this morning. certainly shed light and made us think of things we hadn't thought of before. >> thank you. good to be with you. >> r. james woolsy, former cia director. a lot of this information is still very new, fresh. nbc news through pete williams has been reporting that the two terrorists are brothers. one of them was born in 1993, july of 1993. he is the suspect still on the loose that police have still been trying to capture today. he is the gentlemen -- or the terrorist wearing the white hat that you're looking at right now. his brother was killed earlier this morning. he became a legal permanent resident in 2007. we have been told the brothers came with their families from russia and kerzic stan. he pointed out, again, this is just early thoughts at
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places in europe, it's contracting. and in the united states, we have a tax code that is not designed to incent investment, which produces jobs and gdp growth, and hopefully we'll change that soon. >> international priority shipping saw a decline in what you charge per package to ship. what does that tell you about the global economy outside of the u.s.? >> well, i think what people are doing with the price of fuel, and this goes to larry fink's remarks a few moments ago, about the prospects for mexico, as it costs more to move goods, off a the price of fuel, they make price service trade downs, so our economy shipping was growing quite nicely. we simply have to adjust capacity and got a little out of phase with that. but it's not by accident that, again, referencing what larry said a couple years ago, we bought a wonderful company in mexico, which is now a big part of the fedex portfolio, because we believe there's be a lot of near shoring and the nafta trades will be quite strong. >> yeah, i am loving this mexico story. you're investing in mexico as well, really interesting. fred, l
points go away and make it easy to do business with. you have to collect taxes and automate processes in a far quicker way to satisfy the needs of a modern economy but the big thing government has to do is stop spending money on things that don't matter. this matters. innovation matters don't do things that a clematis -- commodities vegas investment changes the game. liz: and the stock is up year over year but we watch this closely and oracle of the competitor up 11% so you are doing better. the closing bell rings in 70 minutes. talk about a splash, see world jumps more than 25 percent of the stock market debut. yes they launched the ipo date to doubt the negative news flow and went for a. entertainment joins us next so why was now the good time to go public?@ and as we told you the developing news this hour the boston red sox game against kansas city royals cancelled tonight. you are looking at a live shot of a very empty fenway park just a few miles away from a massive manhunt in watertown and cambridge and will remain empty tonight. no game and the bruins hockey game also canceled
for the industry in the fourth quarter due to tax law changes and just a seasonal spike. but b of a had better than peer loan growth. commercial loan growth was up 3.4% link to quarter. that includes international where they're taking share but u.s. loan growth was up in the quarter. loan growth at b of a certainly looks better than their megacap peers, at least this quarter. >> okay. anthony, thank you for your quick analysis this morning. thank you for calling in. i'm sure we'll talk to you again soon. >>> in the meantime, coming up, we've got a high profile bust at an art gallery involved celebrity poker international money laundering and racketeering. more on that story next. and still to come, david blitzer, the chairman of the index committee for s&p dow jones when we return. but at xerox we've embraced a new role. working behind the scenes to provide companies with services... like helping hr departments manage benefits and pensions for over 11 million employees. reducing document costs by up to 30%... and processing $421 billion dollars in accounts payables each year. helping thousands of c
. they are more worried about the impact on the economy and payroll taxes january 1. connell: let's bring just jeff and from raymond james. let's follow up on what peter is reporting on and the financial markets both yesterday and today. even without what happened in boston yesterday was setting up to be a remarkable day. stocks were down. gold was selling off. there were further jitters after what happened in the afternoon, obviously. >> it reminded me very much of the hunt silver corner. when it finally, when the fever finally broke on october 7, excuse me, january 7 of 1980, you had a hard move on silver just like you did on gold on friday. they try to hold the markets together. the margin calls went out. people had to start selling their commodity positions. i do not know if they play that way here or not, but it has had a heart attack on the market and heart attack patients do not get right off the gurney and run a 100-yard. connell: if it bounces back up, is it in your view over at this point and the second part, what, if any, to the impacts of the bombing have? >> the bombings in boston
to remember we have a lot of headwinds we're dealing with from the sequester, one, to the tax increase, at the payroll tax. so, these issues we have to get through. i don't think they're major but they are headwinds. now we've got a lot of people thinking about what happened last year. down 3% in the second quarter. people wanted to buy in the market started to dip. wait a minute. this may be more significant. the fact of matter, as he have yesterday, 7% of the companies that reported earnings beat estimates. whether the estimates were poor estimate, weak estimates. the fact of the matter as long as data remains relatively, weak, not strong, muddled through the fed will be a long way as way from ending its quantitative easing. the other thing we havv to pay attention to which i think gives us a lot of upside potential is that what's happening in japan is nothing less than significant. and we need to pay attention to the yen. tracy: so let's first finish with the united states because i know you are hot on the yen. you've talked about it last time you were here. that means based on what
, and even the mortgage interest tax deduction. the support bases for housing right now seems to be quite artificial, and i think that is why a lot of home builders are afraid to get into this market right now to build more because they are skeptical this is a real recovery. melissa: you are to real estate guys who are not bullish on real estate, how is that? it seems he does not believe in the recovery and the data. >> no, absolutely not. i think there's going to be a significant price increase in housing in the short term. today there may be some momentum created were a lot of momentum created by low intert rate, but when you look historically at the housing market, people need a place to live, even rental properties a lot of them e single-family homes or apartments. at the end of the day, people need a place to go, new household creation is outpacing the supply, so more people looking for a home than there e homes available and nationwide in almost every major metro we are at very low inventory rates so i am bullish. if you want to make money right now, look at single-family homes, tha
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american express is probably getting hit on here is what's happening with tax rates, happened in the first quarter of this year, and the other issue that's really occurring is i think businesses are still holding back on spending. significant percentage of their revenue comes from businesses. and you know, on the long-term, also, we have to be very, very aware, american express, on the long-term, is going to -- >> they're having a fire drill here at the new york stock exchange. >> it was scheduled. >> pre-scheduled, exactly. it was scheduled already. so ignore the noise here happening around me. >> okay. >> very quickly, i want to get to bruce mccain as well, michael. finish your thought. >> my thought was, you have to be careful about companies like paypal, all these other very inexpensive swaywaways to colle money, it will be a hit on american express margins, eventually. >> bruce mccain, do you want to buy on these dips we've been seeing, or is it time to start taking money off the table at these levels? >> i think you need to wait a little bit. part of it is, there's still excessively
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